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Isotope Geochemistry | Wiley
Radiogenic and stable isotopes are a powerful source of information in all branches of Earth Sciences, where they are extensively used to determine the age of rocks, meteorites, groundwater, landforms, deposits and archaeological findings, and to trace deep and surface geological and environmental processes. In the last two decades, technical and analytical improvements have fostered a tremendous increase in the use of isotope geochemical tools opening up new research areas that has not been yet fully explored. In particular, the development of a new generation of very sensitive instrumentation and the effort of the scientific community to set up new methods and analytical protocols have broaden the number of isotope systematics that can be used and improved instrumental precision and accuracy. The goal of the school is to provide a broad overview of new frontiers in isotope studies applied to the Earth Sciences and Cultural Heritage. A large spectrum of novel isotope systematics and applications will be presented by an international selection of influential scientists. The ambition of the school is to gather high-quality scientists and PhD students in an international and multidisciplinary environment to explore the full potential of new applications of isotope studies. The school is subdivided into four main themes: i dating rocks, archaeological findings and water; ii non-traditional stable isotopes and their application in solid-Earth studies; iii applications of stable and radiogenic isotopes in paleoclimatology, and iv environmental isotopes in hydrology.
Radiometric dating , radioactive dating or radioisotope dating is a technique which is used to date materials such as rocks or carbon , in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed. The method compares the abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope within the material to the abundance of its decay products, which form at a known constant rate of decay. Together with stratigraphic principles , radiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geologic time scale.
Radioisotope dating has been used to supposedly disprove the Bible by showing the Earth is billions of years of old, but are the assumptions for radioisotope dating valid? Do the rocks contain radiogenic materials i. I believe that radiometric dating has been shown to be greatly flawed, and all the data can be accurately interpreted within the biblical framework of a 6,year-old Earth. There are different types of any one element called isotopes. Isotopes are certain types of atoms of any one element, for example, Potassium, that have a different number of neutrons.